I started out at KHAK as an intern back in 1995 and have been calling mornings home since 1999. A lot has changed since then, but I still love the job! There's always something new to talk about! And the KHAK listeners are awesome. They're loyal, and always willing to lend their opinion. My wife Holly and I make our home in Marion. We have three great kids that seem to grow every single day. Chase, Carly and Cayleigh keep us on our toes, but being a parent is the greatest adventure of all. I love working in country music, and at K-Hawk. The listeners have become like family members, and I look forward to spending many more years waking up eastern Iowa!
Ryan "Brain" Brainard
Keegan Murray The New Face of Iowa Basketball
A new era of Iowa men's basketball is about to begin, and Keegan Murray is the new face of it.
No Iowa Football Coaches Took Pandemic Pay Cut
No Iowa football coaches, including Kirk Ferentz, took voluntary pay cuts to help the university during the pandemic.
Aaron Rodgers Begins Process of Breaking Packers Fans Hearts
Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants out of Green Bay. Who's to blame in this standoff, the team or the player?
The Only Iowa Hawkeye Ever Drafted #1 Overall in the NFL
Only one Iowa football player has ever been drafted #1 overall at the NFL Draft. He never played for the team that selected him.
Bohannon Returning To Hawkeyes for 6th Season
Jordan Bohannon announced he's returning to Iowa, but to play a different position.
Coaches Still Highest Paid Employees Despite Short Seasons
The highest paid state employee in 2020 was still a football coach, despite the pandemic shortened season.
Former Hawkeye Nunge Finds a New Home
The former Iowa center has found a new team closer to his home town in Indiana.
Fans Will Be Allowed At Two Iowa Football Spring Practices
Attendance levels for Iowa home games this fall are still up in the air, but we know how many fans will be allowed in during spring practices.
Jack Nunge To Transfer Out Of Iowa Basketball Program
After a season filled with loss and injuries, Jack Nunge decides to transfer closer to home.
What Went Wrong For Iowa?
Some say this Iowa team had too much talent to fail. But Oregon proved they didn't have the right KIND of talent.